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Choosing The Right Sliding Shelves

Slide Out Shelves, also called pull out shelves, help you get the most out of your kitchen storage space. If you've ever spent lots of time looking for kitchen items in crowded and unorganized cabinets, you'll find that kitchen slide out shelves will make your life a lot easier. Once you've decided that slide out pantry shelves are the right option for your kitchen, you'll have a few important decisions to make.


Slide out shelves can help you use all of the storage space available in your kitchen cabinets. Since three to four slide out shelves can fit into the same space as two standard kitchen shelves, your storage space is multiplied. You'll be able to find uses for hidden corners and awkward spaces in your kitchen that were previously unusable. Roll out shelf systems are made to order - you install them with your own design in mind. They help you reach items more easily, organize your kitchen cabinets, and adjustable drawer shelves help you get the most from your under-counter space.

Now you know that you'd like slide out shelves; you'll need to make a couple of decisions. First is the choice of material. Birch pull out shelves are made to withstand the wear and tear of consistent use and can be made to fit your existing cabinet openings and depths. Chrome wire shelf are an attractive alternative but have a few limitations of width and depth available. Also chrome wire shelves typically will not hold thin items because of the gaps between wires.

After deciding the type of shelf, you'll need to consider which you would like to install in your kitchen, and how many standard shelves you'd like to replace with pull out shelves. Look at your current storage cabinets - which ones do you use most often, and which ones are hard to reach? Now take inventory of your pots and pans. Which ones would you use more often if they were easier to get to? Now lastly, look at your most-used kitchen utensils and tools.  Some people use pull out shelves just in key places around their kitchens, while others find the shelves so convenient that they redesign the space to use the pull out shelves everywhere they can - pantries, kitchens, and bathrooms - the works.

There are lots choices, allowing for lots of flexibility, in the siding height of custom made slide out shelves. Shallow shelves with 2 3/8 inch sides work perfectly for small items of uniform size such as vegetable cans, or easy storage for stacking plates and small dishes. Medium tall sides will give you drawers with room for kitchen utensils and tools, dish towels and plastic containers. Tall-sided shelves, which come as high as 9 7/8 inches, will hold large pans, pots, and baking ware, and even holiday serving trays fit beautifully in these. In addition to standard shelves, there are specialty shelves to help you get the most out of your unused space. Roll out bread box holders, cooking sheet organizers, 2 in 1 pull out drawers and wire upright cookware organizers can all be part of your slide out shelf system. These shelf inserts will organize your kitchen so well that everything will be within arm's reach!

Our large selection of pull out shelves will fit your kitchen storage needs.

Call Slide Out Shelves, LLC to discuss your pantry shelf storage needs: 1-866-374-3583.

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